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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2012 6:47 pm

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Anonymous User wrote:when did latham tell you guys you would hear start dates by? sounds like they are being very cautious...I'd look out for possible deferrals or optional deferral programs (which I read on TLS ropes is doing). fuck ITE man.

I'd also contact your law school's career services offices...they'll have advice and may even contact the firm for you.

Word is that San Fran gave dates yesterday. I'm not sure what the hold up is for the other offices.



when was the start date for SF?

Choice of various dates from later Oct. to late Nov.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:43 pm

later like oct 31?

i wonder what holding up the other offices...hmmm...

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Morgan12Oak » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:18 pm

If you don't have any super strong reason to go to Latham and you want to start sometime in 2012, might not be stupid to just mass mail a few in case.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 6:36 pm

Morgan12Oak wrote:If you don't have any super strong reason to go to Latham and you want to start sometime in 2012, might not be stupid to just mass mail a few in case.

Do you have inside info or are you just going off of their reputation from their actions a few years ago?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:41 pm

Morgan is probably guessing if you read his/her earlier comments. Good luck everyone still waiting to hear!

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:23 pm

based on pure speculation, I'd bet that they will be offering optional deferrals. they probably way over-hired when late 2010/early 2011 was looking up (as they always do) and are now worried that the economy might tank again with the euro mess and our own debt crisis/tax/sequestration crisis coming up. no other reason I can think of for why they would delay so long, especially when basically every other firm has given start dates and they never gave such late start dates in the past.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:43 pm

I agree with this guess since friends at every other firm learned their start dates two months ago. Latham may be waiting to come up with a good plan for how to do deferrals in a fair way that won't make them look too bad relative to their peer firms. Better to do something like that than to have a Dewey situation and let costs get out of control at least. It would be funny though if they just announced regular start dates and gave no explanation for the long delay.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:04 pm

did SF have a really small class? why have they already received dates?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Sat Jun 23, 2012 11:49 pm

Anonymous User wrote:did SF have a really small class? why have they already received dates?


latham is probably determining start dates based on office need....SF/the bay area is booming right now, so maybe they need all hands on deck while the rest of firm might not

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:57 am

Well, it's July in one week. Somehow I think Latham will send out start dates in the next couple of weeks. I know it can be difficult for a firm to have too many associates onboard all at once. However, I'm curious to know how they are going to deal if everyone signs up for the first start date available...

My guess is that if SF found out, then the rest of the offices should follow shortly...Can anyone else confirm that SF did in fact find out and what dates they were offered?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:53 am

I guess we should be able to call HR and ask these questions directly but it seem like it's safer to play the waiting game and not upset the firm you are going to work for...kind of unsettling not to know yet however.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:04 am

when were you guys told you were gonna find out? in nyc we were told early june i believe... them delaying like this with no word is just going to make people antsy and sign up for the earliest date.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:42 pm

if they told you guys early june and you have still heard nothing, you must contact them. you have every right too. the recruiting staff is there for the purpose of answering questions like this. you won't piss anyone off.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:56 pm

Anybody gonna call HR and find out?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:47 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Anybody gonna call HR and find out?


Start dates emailed!!

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:55 pm

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Start dates emailed!!

Which office... Mine are not yet.

Are your dates the same as those posted for SF?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:55 pm

This is Latham right? Anyone her from Ropes?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:58 pm

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Start dates emailed!!

Which office... Mine are not yet.

Are your dates the same as those posted for SF?


DC. Same dates as SF. Got a personalized (to office) email from our summer program coordinator, so its not a coordinated firm-wide release.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:38 pm

I'm fairly sure that all of the offices will have the same dates. First-year academy is at the very end of November so I'm sure they want everyone on board before then.

I'm not sure why other offices have been so slow to email.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:19 pm

Ropes told people they would get their start dates in spring. Spring is gone. Anyone know what is going on over there?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:41 pm

So DC and SF know their dates and no one else right...I'm wondering why NYC, LA, Chicago, and others haven;t been emailed yet. But its true that first year academy is supposed to be late Nov/early Dec. I guess it's good that folks are finding out and here's to hoping the rest of the offices are emailed soon!

Also is 1st year academy in SF this year?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:43 pm

First year academy is in Reston this year... this is eerie.

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:45 pm

Anonymous User wrote:First year academy is in Reston this year... this is eerie.


what is eerie?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:26 pm

Can't wait to get started. I'm good with late october or november...more time relax and and prepare for associate life. anybody planning on doing the 2 year stint in London they offered now or in the future?

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Re: no start date yet...

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jun 25, 2012 10:27 pm

Anonymous User wrote:Can't wait to get started. I'm good with late october or november...more time relax and and prepare for associate life. anybody planning on doing the 2 year stint in London they offered now or in the future?


can you explain the 2 year london stint? sounds pretty cool. what are the requirements?




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